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For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. Find More Posts by StinkyB. If you need to reset your password, click here. I then opened the wifi card cover on the laptop don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner and copied down everything that was on there. Are you new to LinuxQuestions.

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Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network So my dad has an old Dell Latitude C that we’re trying to install linux on.

In that case post the output of Code:. When it doesn’t, it doesn’t.

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Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. Find More Posts by frankbell. 6c40 drivers using firmware-binstaller I realise that this thread is now over 6 months old, but this may help if anyone has this problem in future: Thanks for the update.


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Dell latitude c640 network controller missing

I could probably have ethernft the Windows driver which works like a champ with ndiswrapper, but oh well. As it turns out, you guys were oh-so-close Dell Latitude C has no sound on Slackware It just never finishes trying to connect. Oh – and one more thing If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. If the card were completely disabled, I don’t think wireless networks would even show up in the list.

This does not seam to happen with I’ve had it work for me on Slackware We were talking about this tonight at c60 pre-LUG meeting dinner. Disconnected [ Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Linux for Dell Latitude C Dad decided it wasn’t worth the trouble and just stuck WinXP back on the laptop, which works fine.

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That is apparently the actual card installed in the laptop. Connected [ Finally as I said earlier this is if you have a Broadcom mini-wireless card. The card typically used is a Dell branded card, but is based on the broadcom chipset.


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Broadcom Corporation BCM Wireless was the Achilles heel of Linux for a long time. Thanks, I tried the wifi again using the latest Damn Small Linux and an old Mandriva disk we had lying around. If you know anyone who has a USB wireless card, it would be worth a shot to borrow it see if it can be made to work.

Basically, I was able to get this working through a combination of: